(note: Updated original map to show correct put-in and takeout – 5/20/21 9:30am)
Meet at 10 AM at the take-out at Eielson Farm Road and Piledriver Slough. Directions, head out the Richardson Highway, cross the Chena Flood Control, pass the Moose Creek Bluff, and on the right (south) side take Eielson Farm Road. You’ll find two parking lots at Piledriver Slough. Meet at 10 AM, we’ll leave many cars and bikes there, load boats and gear onto trailers, and shuttle to the put in, which is 6 bike miles away.
Shuttles: Fully vaccinated people can shuttle no problem. For those who are not fully vaccinated, you need to work out your shuttle ahead of time, or plan on a bicycle shuttle.
There will be a pre-trip Zoom meeting on Wednesday evening at 7pm just before our scheduled board meeting. Please attend if possible.
Fairbanks Paddlers Piledriver Slough Trip Meeting followed by board meeting link:
Time: May 19, 2021 07:00 PM Alaska
Meeting ID: 977 0980 8243
The Put In: Continuing southeast on the Richardson you’ll notice a dirt road almost opposite the Eielson AFB Control Tower. Turn right on it and follow it to its end, there is a small amount of parking there, with a trail down to the water.
We hope to be on the water by 11 AM, paddle a short distance and stop for a picnic lunch shortly. Bring your own food, it’s probably still unwise to share.
This is event is insured by the American Canoe Association, so you’ll need to be a member of both the Fairbanks Paddlers and the ACA and sign the waiver. ACA annual memberships are $40, event memberships are $10, FP memberships $10. If one parent is an ACA annual member the club will pick up the cost for their children for the event. You can join at the event (please bring cash or check). ACA members bring your membership number.
We should be finished by 4 PM, many cars or bikes will be at the take out. Please come, bring a lunch, mask up if necessary and maintain a safe distance on the land.